CORNELL UNIVERSITY: Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future - Academic Venture Fund

Monday, April 1, 2019 - 17:00
Social Sciences


The Academic Venture Fund (AVF) is our incubator for the next generation of sustainable solutions. The AVF seeds original, multidisciplinary research that is not likely to find funding elsewhere because the projects are novel, risky, need early data to establish traction, or involve new teams working together. AVF projects often draw in external partners in industry, government, and nongovernmental organizations.The AVF provides over $1.5 million in funding annually. The fund typically supports 10-15 projects a year across a range of energy, environment, and economic development concerns.

The Academic Venture Fund is intended for projects based at Cornell that have the potential to engage parties beyond campus. Interested external organizations or individuals should contact David Dieterich (Executive in Residence). 

Deadline: April 1, 2019.